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restaurant damage by fire and revamping the menu for the fall. lamont williams, abc 2 news. supreme court justices continue to hash out whether the father of a dead marine should win a lawsuit against church members who picketed his son's funerals in 2006. members of the westboro baptist church protested to make a point they said they believe the us and iraq are punishment for america's tolerance for homosexuality. the school has created a scholarship pit karen was killed during a robbery back in august. it has become a talk all around the nation a homeowner in tennessee watched as his house burned to the ground and firefighters joined him in watching it happen. they refused to put the flames
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out because the homeowner hadn't paid a 75-dollar fee for fire protection. the flames were only put out when they spread to a neighbors house. if home owners don't pay they are out of luck. another cool day across maryland across the entire mid atlantic we've had gray skies again little bit of sun breaking through at times and temperatures reflecting the cool north winds and the clouds. take a look at some of the numbers cool stuff no doubt about it. 55 el could it city. 58 in chester town. 567 up in hickory. bowie sitting at 56 as well and germantown 52. some winds a little gusty at times out of the north. a chilly wind and skies again staying on the cloudy side we are beginning to see a little bit of clearing off to the south. this evening 50s, mostly cloudy and getting chilly once again tonight, but there is a wholesale change in the weather pattern and it all starts tomorrow morning. we're going to talk about it. it's good news and it's coming
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up. rosie. the family of a man killed on a jet ski in mexico near the u. s. border is demanding answers they believe mexican authorities have done very little to recover his body. the victim's wife says her husband was murdered right before her eyes but police in mexico say they have no evidence an attack even took place and are wondering if his wife was somehow involved. the family denies that claim. diana alvar has more. >> reporter: as hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of david hartley his family struggles to cope with his death and disappearance of his body. >> it shouldn't be that hard to get him home. >> it feels like another continue then. >> it's just right over there. >> reporter: right over there is south enlike a reservoir on the u. s. mexico border that's where david's wife tiffany says the two were ambushed by mexican pirates. tiffany escaped, david did not. >> are you sure your husband got shot? >> reporter: nearly a week
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later divide's body is still missing. the mexican foreign relations ministry has issued a statement saying the country is quote committed to the investigation of those acts. they have been in contact with the u. s. to coordinate the search and recovery of his body. however abc news visited the area where the shooting happened and saw no sign of any search efforts. texas governor rick perry says he personally contacted the president of mexico to give him 48 hours to report back regarding the search efforts and hopefully news about david's body. perry says this incident is a sign the drug wars in mexico are putting americans in the crosshairs. he wants the obama administration to call up an additional thousand national guards men to patrol the border. homeland defense secretary janet napolitano says she's been in contact with the mexican government. she's been reassured that local officials are searching for
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david's body. now a developing story, the governor of hungary says it could take one year to clean up the toxic sludge following a dam break ate chemical plant. four people killed hundreds evacuated after the incident. the spill swamped several villages over an area of 16 square miles. the state of emergency has been declared and officials are calling the spell an ecological disaster. >> people have died, people have been injured. but that's our first concern. this is a serious problem. >> hungary's environmental minister says they are desperately trying to keep it from politeing the danube river. a woman is shaken but unharmed after being rescued from snarl dogs in a philadelphia car lot. the salesman was helping her look for a car. a little while later she went to find him again that's when she noticed the door was locked
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and two large dogs coming right at her. >> i started backing up and i tried to remain calm because i have had a heart attack once before. >> eventually an officer arrived. the other than of the lot says he's looking into how this happened adding that he was glad that no one was hurt. police search for a stolen car in miami didn't expect to find it like there. the car was abandoned after the suspect apparently drove it up a guy wire supporting power poles the incident is under investigation. all you have know who i am. >> last night in washington as president obama was speaking before fortune magazines most powerful women the presidential seal fell off the lectern. it brought laughter from the crowd. he was there to talk to women
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about overcoming obstacles where they can get good education in the sciencees. another celeb bootsed off dancing with the stars. a look at last night's defeat on the dance floor. can the economy make a comeback? the weather is getting colder but it looks like wall street is heating up.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall feeding does is build the roots.. that's when the roots sorta want nutrition. i give my lawn scotts winterguard. it's like a root building machine.
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it builds your lawn from the roots up. next year you get this! the stronger the roots, the stronger the lawn. all year long. the best time to feed is when it will do the most good. there's no substitute for the fall feeding, trust me. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard. . a big consumer alert. williams sonoma is recalling its sleep and steady lost beds. the side rails on the bed can crack allowing the mattress support to collapse.
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people should immediately contact them. the scheduled installation of a side rail bracket for support. holiday sales are expected to creep up 2% this year but retailers will have to offer some discounts to get shoppers back into their stores. the shift back to discounts is a reversal from last year when inventories held the line on prices but stores have been forced to roll out promotions to encourage customers to spend their hard earned dough. another celebrity went packing. the dramatic exit off the dance floor. and celebrities are than 0 pins and needs, the hit show could be making a comeback which music sensation could be taking the reigns if you haven't guessed. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. his past attacks have been called deceptive, his new attack, false. harris voted for deregulation increasing our electric bills by 72% it's not surprising, harris always sides with the big guys. he opposes cracking down
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on wall street and supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. harris even opposed making big insurance cover cancer screenings. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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economy. the dow jones industrial average rose 23. nasdaq fell 19. the s & p 500 fell less than a point. since the beginning of september the dow has jumped more than 900 points. stocks are the leading indicators showing that the economy has turned acorner out of the recession. the big question is will the new jobs follow. here's abc's t. j. winick with more. >> reporter: the dow jones appears to be heading towards 11,000 and hasn't reached those heights since spring. does a rejuvinated wall street mean a recovery on main street. >> sometimes we'll feel good sometimes not quite as good but we're moving in right direction. >> reporter: investors are seeing strength in the service sector and last week's job numbers were better. last month many analysts were predicting doom and gloom of a double dip pinpoint recession. >> the fed heard though predictions they are going to do whatever they need to to make sure the economy continues on its growth cycle and the
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markets believe them. >> reporter: the forecast is also bright beyond u. s. shores. international monetary funds predicts the world economy will spent 4.8% this year and 4.2% next year. that's after a rare decline in 2009. >> it's sluggish in advance countries it's much stronger in emerging and developing economies. >> reporter: namely china u. s. manufacturers contend the chinese yen is under valued by as much as 40% giving china's companies a major competitive edge. >> more market oriented exchange policies and policies reduce reliance on exports and strengthen domestic demands. >> reporter: 3rd quarter earnings are forecast to be much weaker than last quarter and there is expected to be bad news out of the next jobs report which is out friday that is the last jobs before the midterm hecks.
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t. j. winick abc 2 news. this is one of those popular brands of high def tvs more and more owners are complaining about the problem with these sets. john m investigates the problem that can leave you with no tv programs so you don't waste your money. >> reporter: one of the top brands when it comes to high definition tvs is samsung which routinely scores in top of the ratings. consumer reports magazine and other sources. but samsung's stellar image is getting a little bit tarnished these days with complaints piling up about a problem affecting a number of its tvs. >> this is what happened you plug it back in here. >> reporter: glen shows me the samsung hdtv that has been causing him so much stress weeks before their wednesdaying. one morning the 3-year-old tv turned off all by itself. >> working for 5 to 10 minutes and then
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all of a sudden it shut off. it wouldn't turn back on the tv was making a clicking noise after that it basically just died on us. >> reporter: while we were talking watch what happens. >> what just happened? it turned off. >> it turned off on its own. >> reporter: then the dreaded clicking sound. so i called samsung and the spokeswoman told me the company would fix the tv at no charge even though it was out of warranty. samsung would not comment on the dozens of similar complaints posted on internet complaint boards it said in the statement to us it would be misleading to make an assumption this herb eastbound i you is common this could be the result of normal wear and tear however electronics blogs suggest pastors that fail typically 200 to 300-dollar repair job. youtube videos show how to preplace the capacitors.
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if this happens to you contact samsung directly. let them know you are aware of all the complaints about this particular breakdown and ask if the company will extend your warranty to cover the repair that way you don't waste your mother. i'm john m. yesterday we were talking this is probably going to be the last day of this just gloomy, gray, you know, mess. >> and colder than normal bottom line. not as cold as monday last two days, 60, 62 degrees, 10, 12 degrees below our seasonal normal for early october. it's like we went from super hot to super chill we're about to make a comeback here. less than 24 hours man check your watch. >> i'll keep tabs on its. >> let's take a look first at the inner harbor right now. this it is rosie what we talked about. >> the sun. >> mostly cloudy, but you know, sun trying to peek its
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head through little polka boo action going on there. 57 degrees humidity 62% winds west at 8. barometer holding steady at the moment that's going to begin to rise as high pressure rolls out of the west and there pesky storm system gets out of here from west to east. this is our weather net camera at reagan in d. c. there's some blue sky. brief sunshine through the middle part of the afternoon the clouds thicken up again. bottom line we're looking for much more sunshine on our weather net cameras across the state come tomorrow and that will be cascading down on you too as well out there tomorrow. that sun is going to with warm us up. today upper 50s that was it in most spots. some spots low 60s, but a cool day across the state. that's for sure. and our current wind field is out of the north averaging 10 to 12. we've had some gusts closer to 20 through the day. as we zoom in a little bit. that is creating a little bit
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of a wind chill already feels like the middle 50s. going to feel like the 40s later tonight. neighborhood by neighborhood as we take a local look around town tomorrow this is going to be a nice change. sunshine forest park back through westport take you off to the west and maybe just a little cooler out here toward carol county. tawny town 68 park ton 69. further south warmer down toward howard county and savage 73 there. receive enlooking at low 70s. >> a lot of sunshine few clouds through the morning. there actually is worse weather moving in briefly this evening. if these showers make it out of the mountains we could get scattered showers later this evening, but most of this rain stays north in pennsylvania and the overall system if you'll look closely here is now finally beginning to move from west to east and getting out of here. up and down the east coast it's
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crystal clear everywhere except basically maryland, virginia west virginia and up through the northeast. but that all begins to change tomorrow as there low that's been cuts off from the jet stream and stalled catches ride and get the heck on out of town. our future forecast bottom line pushing that system out by mid- morning tomorrow. looks like a lot of sunshine warm us up close to 70 tomorrow and low to mid-70s on friday skies stay nice and clear. tonight down to 46. chilly with some clearing tomorrow. we'll bump it up to the low 70s. partly cloudy skies, good looking dane tomorrow night down to 47 degrees with a few clouds and breezy. and a quick check of your 7-day forecast here. pretty much all good news bottom line 73 tomorrow. 74 friday into the weekend. looks fantastic. we may get into the upper 70s on sunday. rosie. >> there is still no official bottom two this season, but last night the final two stars left standing did have the lowest judges scores. and in the end it became a
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devil of a situation for the one who got 666. here's abc. >> reporter: margaret cho is the latest star to go. she and her partner are out after 3 weeks of competition. margaret says she's proud she got to participate. >> i feel like i opened myself up to a whole new group of people and i'm so honored that i got to do this. i'm honored i got to dance for everyone. i had such a great time. >> reporter: margaret is known for her bold comedy style, but her partner is pleased he brought out another side of her. >> margaret dares to be vulnerable, and i think that is a huge victory for every american watching the show that feels weird or different or does not accept her or himself and that were what she did in front of everybody. and that is a true victory. >> reporter: now that margaret's done dancing on the
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show until the finale her feet have time to recuperate from the experience. >> you're messed up margaret. >> so messed up. i can't wait to get these callouses shaved off. i field like fred flintsone i could start a car with these feet. it's really disgusting. but now you know i could have my beautiful feet back. >> reporter: it's time to look ahead to week four of the season. next week it's the argentine tango or the rum what. rick sanchez has reportedly broke his silence to apologize the former cnn anchor's wife wrote on her facebook page apologized to jon stewart calling him a bigot. she blamed her husband's comments on working too much. celebrities watch out a whole new season of punk may be on the way with teen sensation justin bieber as the host.
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wyatt's happy. ashton kutcher is going to produce the revival of the original mtv hit. a look ahead to abc 2 news at 6:00. i'm kelly swoope. randy rudy gets the boot while the mayor moved the fire department in a new direction. binge drinking a serious health problem to america. health officials say it's totally out of control. those stories and much more coming up at 6:00. now we've got a preview what's ahead on world news at 6:30. coming up on world news unemployment lines snakeing across the country. we find a state with unique approach and thousands of people are working now because of it. is this an answer? tonight on world news. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends.
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. when you are in a plane you start to go over the safety procedures you probably ignore them. one airline has come up with a creative way to do the inflight demos. check it out. >> this is a video of flight attendants practicing a core yo graffed routine for a discount philippine airline. the company resorted to dancing flight attendants to draw attention to inflight safety reminders the video has become a huge internet sensation. she hails from new york city but she isn't in the baltimore area. we speak with mary judgment oblige you can meet the queen of hip-hop soul on abc 2 news
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at 6:00 which starts right now. it's the church that protested military funerals versus a father ha lost his son while serving our country. today their fight went to the supreme court. good evening i'm kelly swoope. this story has generated talk across the country. today al snyder came face-to- face with members of the fundamentalist church who harassed him at his son's funeral members of the westboro baptist church say they are expressing their first amendment right to picket military funerals. roosevelt leftwich breaks down what happened in washington today. he's back with us. >> reporter: kelly, lance cpl. matthew snyder died in iraq 2006. four years later supreme court justices plus determine if his father albert snyder should win his lawsuit against church measures who picketed


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